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Distributing Asian cinema, Past and present: Definitions from DVD labels

Distributing Asian cinema, Past and present: Definitions from DVD labels

Wroot, Jonathan ORCID: 0000-0002-6827-728X (2018) Distributing Asian cinema, Past and present: Definitions from DVD labels. In: Magnan-Park, Aaron Han Joon, Marchetti, Gina and Tan, See Kam, (eds.) The Palgrave Handbook of Asian Cinema. Literature, Cultural and Media Studies . Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 978-1349958214 (doi:

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This chapter concerns the definition of Asian cinema, through Arrow Video, Terracotta, and Third Window Films—all UK-based independent film distributors. Arrow locates predominantly Japanese films within its catalogue of world cinema, and emphasizes their status as “art” or “cult.” Terracotta has focused on directors and genres from Hong Kong, Taiwan, Vietnam, and the Philippines. Third Window’s Asian film releases are predominantly from South Korea and Japan, with the majority from the latter. However, the label has recently moved into production to help bring a new range of titles to the UK, and not just rerelease older titles (as is the case with many Arrow releases). This chapter will demonstrate the competing perceptions and definitions of Asian cinema within the UK consumer market.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Asian Cinema, UK distributors, DVD labels
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1993 Motion Pictures
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences > School of Design (DSC)
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Selected for REF2021: REF 4

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